Why European Citizenship? Normative Approaches to Supranational Union

  title={Why European Citizenship? Normative Approaches to Supranational Union},
  author={Rainer Baub{\"o}ck},
  journal={Theoretical Inquiries in Law},
  pages={453 - 488}
  • R. Bauböck
  • Published 29 May 2007
  • Political Science
  • Theoretical Inquiries in Law
European citizenship is a nested membership in a multilevel polity that operates at member state and union levels. A normative theory of supranational citizenship will necessarily be informed by the EU as the only present case and will be addressed to the EU in most of its prescriptions, but should still develop a model sufficiently general to potentially apply to other regional unions as well. The Article first describes three basic characteristics of such a polity — democratic representation… 

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